Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Science Grade 4

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Science Grade 4

by Ruth Foster


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Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Science Grade 4 by Ruth Foster

High-interest, nonfiction articles help students learn about science and social studies topics while developing skills in reading comprehension. Each story is followed by questions that cover main idea, detail, vocabulary, and critical reasoning. The format is similar to that of standardized tests, so as students progress through the book's units, they are preparing for success in testing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420680225
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2006
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 646,914
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     3
Using This Book     4
The Stories
New Words
The Writing Link
The Questions
The Test Link
The Thrill of Science
Meeting Standards     8
Science Stories
Trapped in Quicksand     9
Doctor Ants     12
How Roosevelt Knew     15
Photographing a Giant     18
A 100-Story Sand Pile     21
A Killer Without Bones     24
What Makes Bread Rise?     27
The Vomit Comet     30
A Baby that Does Not Eat     33
Three Heads, Four Wings, Eight Legs     36
Ice Cream Headache     39
The Largest Living Creature     42
Where Rocks Are Bigger than Plants     45
Thinking Like a Scientist     48
Belly to Back, Not Back to Belly     51
Animals in the Dust     54
How to Tell the Earth is Round     57
The Strangest Mammals on Earth     60
Living on the Space Shuttle     63
The Spitting Sharpshooter     66
Why Clocks Run Clockwise     69
Not Bathing for 100 Days     72
Living Nurseries     75
The Man who Broke the Sound Barrier     78
Fixed by Bacteria     81
Vomit Attack     84
Hurricanes and Tree Rings     87
How a Volcano Led to an Amazing Find     90
A Beetle that Shoots     93
Why the First Deodorants Made One Rot     96
The Rat that Outsmarted Scientists     99
Relative Humidity-Ugh!     102
What the Baby Slept Through     105
The Speckled Monster     108
Yellowstone and Outer Space     111
The Army Ant Butterfly Mystery     114
Volcano Fun Facts     117
Traveling Far     120
Red Eyes     123
An Accidental Discovery     126
Living Dragons     129
A Dinner a Little Too Old to Eat     132
Extreme Nature     135
What the Fisherman Didn't Know     138
Answer Sheets     141
Bibliography     142
Answer Key     144

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